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Le Thiou, Annecy

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The Thiou (French pronunciation: ​[tju]) is a short river in the city of Annecy, France. It is 3.6 km (2.2 mi) long. It is an effluent of Lake Annecy and an affluent of the Fier, which is in turn a tributary of the Rhône. The Thiou is considered one of the cleanest rivers in Europe and a postcard of the city of Annecy. The Thiou crosses the city forming small canals without which the city would not be often called the Venice of the Alps.

During the nineteenth century, the Thiou played an important role in manufacturing activities and provided the necessary energy to the industries that developed in the city of Annecy.

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  • Lovely walking along here from our apartment to the old town. The water is crystal clear. You’ll see lots of ducks and swans. Plenty of places to eat and drink when you hit the old town. 
    Lovely walking along here from our apartment to the old town. The water is crystal clear. You’ll see lots of ducks and swans. Plenty of places to eat and drink when you hit the old town.  more »
  • It’s actually a river, even though it looks like a canal for much of its journey through Annecy. It’s the Thiou that gives Annecy it’s nickname “the Venice of the Alps.” To be frank, Annecy is not... 
    It’s actually a river, even though it looks like a canal for much of its journey through Annecy. It’s the Thiou that gives Annecy it’s nickname “the Venice of the Alps.” To be frank, Annecy is not...  more »
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  • From the start, visit the old Annecy and the castle museum. Towards the end of the route, the path passes right next to the turbine exhibition center. An easy and nice walk for all levels👌🏿
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